Job Description

The Alzheimer’s Association is looking for a dynamic, experienced professional to cultivate, solicit and steward major gifts from individuals and families in the western area of the U.S., specifically based in the Seattle, Portland or Spokane metropolitan area to cover a territory that includes the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska. The ideal candidate will have experience and success in raising gifts at the $10,000 - $1 million+ levels, to work with key stakeholders across the Association to build high-level donor relationships aimed at six- and seven-figure gifts from this geographic area. This position reports to the Sr. Director, Major and Foundation Giving with a strong, collaborative and integral partnership with local staff leadership across this territory. 

Position Responsibilities:

  • Identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors and prospects at the $10,000 - $1 million+ level, meeting activity metrics and revenue goals.
  • Integrate fully onto the team, adding strategic value to the existing major gift efforts. Help to lead a deeper and more expanded major gift program in assigned markets.
  • Build and manage a portfolio of 100-125 qualified major gift donors and prospects.
  • Proactive prospecting, relationship building and networking to build the portfolio and strengthen the pipeline of major gift donors and prospects.
  • Prepare written materials such as visit strategies/briefings, correspondence, solicitation/proposal and pledge documents.
  • Maintain strong and accurate records of activities, as directed by team protocol using the national database. Monitor, evaluate, and report on progress and outcomes against agreed upon goals.
  • Respond to major gift leads moved to you for follow-up. Work proactively in each community to network and expand portfolios.
  • Contribute to the national major gift team as the Alzheimer’s Association continues to build and expand major and principal gifts across the Association.
  • Adhere to professionalism and fundraising best practices as demonstrated by moves management industry standards and donor-centered methodology.
  • Handle other major gift responsibilities as needed.

Qualifications Required:

  • Demonstrated success in personal cultivation, solicitation, stewardship and closing of major gifts at the five-figure and particularly six-figure and above levels.
  • 3-5 years minimum required successful experience in major gift fundraising securing substantial major gifts, 5-7 years preferred.
  • Experience in working with high net worth donors, volunteer leaders and staff leadership.
  • Excellent, persuasive, and diplomatic communicator - in person, over the phone, and in writing - with the ability to prepare proposals, briefing materials, reports, and correspondence.
  • Strong problem solving and negotiating skills. Highly creative/innovative with abilities to persuade and motivate others.
  • Think and plan strategically, be creative, and possess an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to analyze data and information to drive strategic development of portfolio - includes the evidenced ability to research donor database and historic giving for major gift potential.
  • Self-starter, ability to work independently on complex donor strategies.
  • Superior interpersonal skills, including ability to listen, observe and interact well with diverse individuals and groups.
  • The ability to understand the research and impact dimensions of a proposed project, to conceptualize them and make a compelling case to a donor for philanthropic support that meets the donor’s interests and capacity to make a gift, and the Association’s strategic priorities and needs.
  • An engaging (yet humble) personal style, a sincere interest in people, patience, a willingness to listen, and the capacity to engender trust and to establish lasting relationships
  • Results oriented with ability to focus on and meet deadlines and goals.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Team leader and team player with ability to work collaboratively with chapter and national staff and volunteers.
  • High integrity and professionalism, respecting the confidential nature of donor information and the Alzheimer’s Association’s business practices.
  • Must be authentic and have a sense of humor.
  • Must be available for evening and weekend work as required, and able to travel as needed. Estimated travel up to 40% with occasional periods of higher travel, including overnight travel.
  • Bachelor’s degree required. CFRE or advanced degree a plus.

Position Location: This is a remote position based in Seattle, Washington, or a major Metropolitan area within the Region

Full time Exempt

Position Grade: 510

Reports To: Sr. Director, Major and Foundation Giving

Who We Are:

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia- by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

At the Alzheimer’s Association, our employees are at the core of all we do. Our network of more than 1,900 employees across the United States makes a difference each and every day for those impacted by Alzheimer’s and those at risk for the disease.

We warmly invite qualified applicants to consider this opportunity to make a life-changing impact on the millions living with Alzheimer’s, their caregivers and those that may develop the disease in the future. Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website to explore who we are and why we've been recognized as a Best Place to Work for the last twelve years in a row.

At the Alzheimer's Association®, we believe that diverse perspectives are critical to achieving health equity - meaning that all communities have a fair and just opportunity for early diagnosis and access to risk reduction and quality care. The Association is committed to engaging underrepresented and underserved communities and responding with resources and education to address the disproportionate impact of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Employees working 24 hours/week or more are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, flex accounts, short and long-term disability, life insurance, long term care insurance, tuition reimbursement, generous Paid Time Off, 12 annual holidays and Paid Family Leave, as well as an annual Cultural & Heritage Day and Volunteer Day of their choosing. They are also eligible for our gold standard 401(k) retirement plan.

Full time employees (37.5 hours/week), will enjoy all of the above plus an annual School Visitation Day and an Elder Care Facility Day of their choosing.

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